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Intel’s new biometric authentication system will eliminate use of passwords

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Intel and McAfee are reportedly working on a new biometric authentication system that would cease the need for customers to enter passwords as a means of verifying their identity.

According a report on from tech website PC World, Intel’s new biometric authentication system would not require users to enter complex PC log in passwords.

McAfee software that will use biometric technology to authenticate users will be available for download by the end of the year, said Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel, last week.

Skaugen said that biometrics will eliminate the need for a user to enter passwords for Windows log in and eventually all their websites ever again.

An average user has about 18 passwords and biometric authentication will make PCs easier to use, Skaugen added. Apart from being a safer log in alternative, biometric authentication system will also save the users from the trouble of remembering passwords.

This is not the first time that a company is rolling out a Biometric authentication system. The same is already being used in Apple Pay, where fingerprint authentication helps authorize credit card payments through the iPhone or iPad.

Furthermore, Intel has been continuously working on multiple forms of biometric authentication through fingerprint, gesture, face and voice recognition.